When my love of horror began I was just 7 years old, my parents rarely spent time with my brother and myself so we just did our own thing. I had just learned how to use the vcr and my mom had tons of VHS tapes full of movies she recorded from Cinemax mostly horror.
So I popped in the one that said Texas Chainsaw Massacre pt2. At first it scared me, but I liked that feeling it gave me a rush. I started looking up stuff in the card catalogue at the library about scary movies or horror/thriller movies and found books that explained it was all fake and that people do makeup and sometimes used animation or sometimes even stop motion for effects. I learned the ins and outs of horror movies and fell in love.
I then went through her whole collection watching and rewatching all the VHS tapes. Memorizing lines, knowing right when to pause on the best parts and rewind to watch again. I had my favorites as well, of course the first I ever watched was on that list as well as dead dudes in the house, mom, Halloween, Friday the 13 part 2 just to name a few.
“My husband drew this for me it has several of my favorites, leatherface, Michael Myers, Chucky, Freddy, 2 face monster from the thing, the house from dead dudes in the house, the howling, and Jason Vorhees.”
As I got older these movies that once thrilled me made me laugh, 80s horror is such a riot and I gained a whole new respect for my much loved movies. In the 90s there was a mismash of 80s style horror and more gore type horror. I got to dive deep into all new styles of horror movies and of course I embraced most of them. (I simply could not stomach The Dentist (1996) to this day I have never finished that movie.
In the 00s horror movies changed a lot, they got creative. Slasher movies were almost a thing of the past and they delved into more psychotic types, playing on people’s unrealistic fears.
I wanted, no I needed more. My obsession grew to a point that all I ever wanted to watch was horror movies and there’s nothing wrong with that.
“I drew this skull being held by severed zombie hands.”
While now I do explore other types of movies, horror is still my favorite, I’m always on the look out for new horror movies. Wether it be in theaters or in the $5 dollar bin at Walmart.
From the most frightening to the downright ridiculous. Horror is a big part of my life and always will be and I can’t wait to see what the future of horror movies has in store for me.